Sports briefs: DHS’ deVries brings her blocking to Dominican

Former Davis High middle blocker Rachael deVries will play volleyball next season at Dominican University, a Division II school in San Rafael. The 5-foot-10 deVries is one of five recruits who will bring height to the Penguins and are expected to make an immediate impact on a Dominican squad that has just one senior on […]

Soroptimists host charity golf tournament

Local residents are invited to hit the links this summer for a good time, and a great cause. Soroptimist International of Greater Davis will host its 17th annual tournament on Saturday, July 16, at the Davis Municipal Golf Course to benefit the Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center, an organization serving Yolo County child abuse victims and their […]

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Sophomores learn how to be Blue Devils

Attention, incoming Davis High School sophomores: Mark your calendars now for a special event on Friday, Aug. 19. Join current Blue Devils for an in-depth guided tour of the campus and receive insight into how to have a successful high school experience. The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., also will […]

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Lodi wins rubber game in series with Post 77

WOODLAND — A ninth-inning unearned run spoiled a brilliant one-hit pitching effort by Yolo Post 77’s Reinert Toft as visiting Lodi won a 1-0 American Legion contest on Sunday night at Clark Field. Despite getting outhit 8-2, Lodi scored without benefit of a safety when a hit batter, two walks and an error led to […]

Harden makes another solid rehab start in Cats win

Sacramento third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a three-run homer and collected five RBIs as the River Cats topped Reno, 8-3, on Saturday night at Raley Field. Rich Harden, pitching an MLB rehabilitation start for Sacramento, allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings, striking out six. In his two rehab outings, Harden has struck out 12 […]

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Mexico tops U.S. men in Gold Cup final

PASADENA  — West Ham winger Pablo Barrera scored twice as Mexico rallied to beat the United States, 4-2, and claim its second consecutive Gold Cup title on Saturday. Andres Guardado and Giovani Dos Santos also scored for Mexico, which has now won the tournament six times. Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who led this year’s […]

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Strong pitching lifts A’s in Philly

PHILADELPHIA — Andrew Bailey kidded that Joe Carter spoiled his childhood. Raised in southern New Jersey a diehard Philadelphia Phillies fan, Bailey spent his nights rooting for them through Carter’s homer in the 1993 World Series, the lean years that followed, and straight into their resurgence early last decade. Against his favorite team, it was […]

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Yolo squeaks by Thursday, then wins big Friday

Yolo Post 77 won two more American Legion baseball games late last week, making it eight consecutive times that the locals have taken the field without a loss. The streak includes seven wins and a tie, with two of the victories coming in road contests on Thursday — by a 6-3 margin over West Sacramento […]

Clark Field and its storied baseball past

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on the life and renovation of Woodland’s historic Clark Field. WOODLAND — It has always been a community that’s honored its heritage. From the breathtaking Victorian homes on College Street to the Opera House … From Beamer’s Woodland Park and its estates to the Hotel […]

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Watney is within four shots of lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — Nineteen-year-old amateur Patrick Cantlay had trouble building on his record-setting round in the Travelers Championship. A day after shooting a course-record 60, the lowest score ever by an amateur on the PGA Tour, the UCLA star had a 72 on Saturday, and found himself five strokes behind leader Fredrik Jacobson. The Swede […]

Cleveland balk brings home the only run in Giants’ win

SAN FRANCISCO — Even for a team that regularly wins close games, the San Francisco Giants couldn’t remember an inning like they had Saturday. Two errors. A slip on the bases. And a balk that happened so fast some didn’t even see it. Tony Sipp balked home the only run with the bases loaded in […]

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Team Davis: It truly takes a village

Bocce. America’s sport. Well, not really. But anyone in attendance at recent Team Davis lawn-bowling practices would have thought that the special-needs players were mini-versions of Gianluca Formicone. Don’t know Formicone, the world’s top-ranked bocce star? Doesn’t matter. Don’t know bocce? That’s OK, too. What’s important is these Special Olympics participants approach their challenges seriously, […]

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Cross-country run to get naturopathy word out

Doesn’t this sound like fun? Come early August, members of a Davis family will be traveling from Winnemucca to Elko, Nev. The 30-mile jaunt is no biggie, if you’re crossing the rugged, unforgiving desert in an air-conditioned automobile. But for brothers Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby, their dad Dennis and cousin Jonas Ely, the quartet is […]

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Is Armstrong headed to Davis for July event?

Will he or won’t he be back in Davis next month? When the Livestrong Challenge cycling event comes to town July 9-10 at Central Park, organizers of the two-day events are hinting that cycling icon Lance Armstrong will join in the festivities. “I am being told that Lance himself is coming to Davis (on that […]